INDYCAR's #FastSix is a report that borrows from all things found online about NTT IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We find pics, quips and the occasional GIF as INDYCAR drivers live their extraordinary lives and put the evidence on Twitter, Instagram and more. Check back regularly for the latest.
Shades of DePalma
Ralph DePalma had victory in the 1912 Indianapolis 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race in sight, leading 196 laps until his engine crankcase broke with 1.5 laps to go. Undaunted, he and his riding mechanic valiantly pushed their car down the frontstretch to attempt to complete the race, but to no avail. on SUnday, James Hinchcliffe ran out of fuel just after finishing the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, and thus began pushing his car back to pit lane after finishing ninth in the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda. We'll let the crowd take it from here ...
A fifth car for Penske?
For weeks, rumors have run rampant about entries for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. While we won't go into all of the details, we are wondering if we got our first glimpse of a possible fifth driver at Team Penske? Looks like he may need to have a riding mechanic, however.
This May, Conor Daly will have the United States Air Force as his own wingmen for the Indy 500. This week, he and NBC commentator and Indy 500 veteran Townsend Bell got up-close-and-personal with the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. It was all fun and games ... until ...
Want more inspiration? Watch latest Wickens workout
It was wonderful to see Robert Wickens back in Long Beach in the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports pits. His recovery continues to be in inspiration to the INDYCAR family. The latest video shows how he's stepped up his workout game.
The eyes do not deceive ...
We all know the competitive nature between Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing starts at the top with their legendary owners, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. Yet, after a practice at Long Beach, RACER.com reporter Marshall Pruett captured an image unlike any other we've seen on pit lane. Now, if only we were in on any conversations or collaborations that might've taken place during that short trip down pit lane to the paddock.
Long Beach family
The city of Long Beach, California, will always be special for Ryan Hunter-Reay. He met his wife, Beccy, during a race weekend here, and scored an emphatic win in 2010. This weekend, he had his entire family with him. While he didn't claim victory, something tells us he still won the weekend.